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Headword: *)/acion
Adler number: alpha,2813
Translated headword: proper; cheap
Vetting Status: high
The orators apply [this] to what is sensible and just.[1] Demosthenes [writes]: "for on account of this especially it is proper to be silent, when there is neither someone bullying, nor someone who is going to punish you".[2] They assign [the word] axion also to purchases, whenever something is sold at a good price.[3] Lysias in the [oration] Against the Corn-dealers [writes]: "they will say that they buy the corn out of good-will towards the city, so that they can sell it to you as cheaply as possible."[4] And elsewhere: "if then you vote to convict them, you will do the just thing and you will buy your corn cheaper; if not, [it will be] more expensive".[5]
Greek Original:
*)/acion: oi( r(h/tores e)pi\ tou= eu)lo/gou kai\ dikai/ou e)klamba/nousi. *dhmosqe/nhs: dia\ ga\r tou=to ma/lista a)/cio/n e)sti siwpa=n, o(/t' ou)/t' e)sti\n o( kataplh/sswn, ou)/q' o( kola/swn u(ma=s. ta/ssousi de\ to\ a)/cion kai\ e)pi\ tw=n w)ni/wn, o(/tan eu)/wno/n ti pipra/skhtai. *lusi/as e)n tw=| kata\ tw=n sitopwlw=n: e)rou=sin w(s e)p' eu)noi/a| th=s po/lews w)nou=ntai to\n si=ton, i(/n' w(s a)ciw/taton u(mi=n pwlw=si. kai\ pa/lin: e)a\n ou)=n au)tw=n katayhfi/shsqe, ta/ te di/kaia poih/sete kai\ a)ciw/teron to\n si=ton w)nh/sesqe: ei) de\ mh\, timiw/teron.
[1] cf. alpha 2815; there too the headword is neuter singular of this adjective.
[2] A fragment (no.5) of one of Demosthenes' lost orations (no.13 in Baiter-Sauppe). The Suda's 'you' should perhaps be 'us'. (cf. n.4 below.)
[3] cf. alpha 2814.
[4] Lysias 22.11 (web address 1). The Suda's "to you" should read "to us", a frequent manuscript confusion between two Greek words which differ by just one letter.
[5] Lysias 22.22 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; food; history; law; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 November 2000@05:49:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 30 November 2000@08:16:44.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 15 August 2002@09:55:00.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 30 November 2005@10:03:53.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 March 2008@08:27:03.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 21 March 2012@07:15:05.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 2 August 2015@05:01:11.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links) on 31 August 2015@23:41:27.


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